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a decade. president obama is expected to speak about gun violence during an address in his home city of chicago today. a media advocacy group says a record number of journalists were imprisoned around the world last year in what it termed a deteriorating environment for press freedom. the committee to protect journalists says 232 journalists were jailed last year, the highest number since surveying began in 1990. 70 journalists were killed in a line of duty, an increase of more than 40% from the previous year. a top native american leader is urging house lawmakers to reauthorize the violence against women act and follow tribal governments to prosecute non- native men who abuse women on tribal lands. jefferson kiel, president of the national congress of american indians, made the remarks thursday in the state of indian nations address. he said the death rate of native women on some reservations is 10 times the national average. nearly 60% of native women are married to non-native men, and according to justice department data, non-native men carry out 70% of reported rapes against nati
, the day he would have turned 18 years old. in new york city, peoples whose homes were ruined by superstorm sandy gathered on the steps of city hall to call for assistance and denounce squalid living conditions in shelters and hotels where they have been forced to live. thousands of people still remain in temporary housing more than three months after the storm. isaiah douglas laws is one of them. he describe the difficulty of his family's situation. >> we need assistance. this is too much for us to handle emotionally and physically. this is a scary situation. if i can ask for one thing, i just want to live in my home peacefully and go to sleep without worrying about anything. >> aid groups joined with evacuated families at the event tuesday to outline a series of demands for assisting low-income people left homeless by sandy. >> there are few things the city can do, first and foremost is to move families from unsafe and unsanitary conditions we have seen that some of these you back to me hotels. the second is to provide immediate services like food and transportation. the most important is
, at least 31 civilians were killed tuesday in a syrian regime bombing of the city of aleppo. 14 children were reportedly among the dead. in israel and occupied territories, protests are continuing in support of hunger striking palestinian prisoners in israeli jails. on tuesday, hundreds of palestinian detainees refused meals in solidarity with four hunger striking prisoners. hundreds of people meanwhile gathered across the occupied west bank and gaza strip drawn fire from israeli troops of tear gas and rubber coated bullets. the prisoners include samer issawi, who has been on hunger strike for more than 200 days, drinking only water. on tuesday, an easterly court ordered samer issawi to remain behind bars indefinitely. his lawyer announced the decision. >> the decision is to reject to release samer immediately and keep them behind bars until maybe two weeks time. >> samer issawi and another prisoner were initially released under the 2011 deal that freed israeli soldier gurley shalit only to be rearrested and return to an israeli prison last year. israel has refused to disclose the reason
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